Woodland Sessions on the Ledston and Otterden Estates


We run free of charge woodland days on the Ledston Estate, near Castleford, West Yorkshire and the Otterden Estate, near Faversham, Kent. The site at Ledston also has an Education Centre.

We carry out a range of activities during these sessions and can adapt sessions to fit in with the topics that schools would like to cover.

Please email Barbara for more details barbara@countrysidelearning.org


Some comments from teachers:

“The best organised trip I have been on as a teacher. The kids and I loved it.”

“Thank you for a great day, the children really enjoyed it and the staff and parents that also came commented on what a good trip it was.”

“Fabulous session, well planned and very engaging with great resources. The children (and adults) really enjoyed it and have taken lots away from the session.”

“The experience was tailored to our needs perfectly, would definitely recommend.”

“Excellent educational visit to embed tricky concepts.”

” On our return to school, our Head asked a child what mark they would give the visit out of 10 and she said 11. I think that says it all!”

“ The children really enjoyed it, many saying it was their best trip ever! I thought it was excellent, great knowledge, games and very well organised. Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to the next one already. “

“Enthusiasm and knowledge of session coordinators was great. Very willing to answer children’s questions. Children loved all activities that were appropriate and well pitched”

Counting the rings to see the age of the tree      


Disc rolling competition


Leaf Identification

leafID2SMALL    leafIDOtterdenSMALL

Learning is fun in the woods                               


Display at school


 A couple of thank you letters – please click to enlarge

thankyouletter1SMALL    thankyouletter2SMALL

The acorns that will grow into trees                           


Yoga Tree Pose


Tree Measuring


Bone Collection


Den Building                                    Taking a well earned rest

CompletedDenSMALL    TreeStumpSMALL